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Do you wish you knew all about bad breath so you could learn the causes and finally treat it? Well, our dentist, Dr. Brent Bitner, is more than happy to help you. The more you know about bad breath, the better off you’ll be. So, our dentist would like to share some bad breath facts with you. Those facts are:

-Bad breath can be caused by many different things, like the things you eat, poor oral hygiene, periodontal disease, tobacco use, dry mouth and improperly cleaned oral appliances, like retainers, braces and dentures.

-Typically, improving your oral hygiene routine can help improve your breath. However, it won’t help if you have periodontal disease or if you use tobacco products. You will need to see your dentist for bad breath treatment and you will need to quit using tobacco.

-You can improve your breath throughout the day by sipping on water. This is because the water can wash your teeth, gums and mouth regularly.

-Scrubbing your tongue can help you have the fresh breath you deserve. Brushing your tongue after you brush your teeth or using a tongue scraper can remove the odorous bacteria on the surface of the tongue.

For more information and details about bad breath in Cottage Grove, Oregon, please reach out to Cottage Grove Dental at your earliest convenience. When you dial 541-942-7934, our dental team will be happy to give you the answers and help you need. We look forward to your phone call!